Major Australian Poultry Processor Contracts for Battelle’s PRIA™ to Help Fight Salmonella and Campylobacter Outbreaks, Improve Food

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 27, 2014)—Battelle’s unique software modeling program, PRIA, will soon be put to use in Australia to help manage the risk of salmonella and campylobacter outbreaks in poultry.

Baiada Poultry is one of Australia’s largest poultry companies, providing products throughout the country. Battelle will customize the software for Baiada, which will integrate it into operations.

View a video about Battelle’s PRIA software. “A recent Consumer Reports investigation in the U.S. found contamination in 97 percent of the chicken it tested,” said Battelle Research Leader Brian Hawkins. “Clearly it’s a risk for the companies around the world trying to provide safe products, and to the consumer who wants to eat safe food.”

Baiada’s Anthony Pavic, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs Manager, said he believes PRIA is the right tool that will help improve on current methods. “PRIA will let us move away from spread sheets and let us perform high quality assessments that are quicker, more mathematically robust, and better documented for regulatory purposes.”

PRIA, which stands for Probabilistic Risk Informed Analysis, is a software and modeling tool that allows food safety and defense professionals to proactively assess the effectiveness of mitigation strategies—before an event occurs.

The software was inspired by concepts developed by Battelle. As part of its expertise in working on chemical and biological defense, scientists and engineers have worked to evaluate planned responses to incidents ranging from biological and chemical attacks in public gatherings to the purposeful contamination of a water supply.

PRIA uses powerful mathematical algorithms to perform rapid simulations that take into account all the variables involved in the process, down to the granular level in order to help pinpoint areas of risk.

While currently customized for the poultry processing industry, PRIA can be adapted to address other foods with common contamination concerns, such as those that occur in the leafy greens and beef industries. PRIA is an effective, quantitative software tool for food companies to align with future regulations calling for risk-based assessments, such as those anticipated in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most.

At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.

Media Contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org, or

T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.

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Alapala – new mill project completed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Çorum, Turkey – Alapala has wrapped up recently on the new mill which is located in Sudan.

El-Hamama Flour Mills, the owners Ahmed Eltigani A. Musa, Mohammed Yousif Musa has contracted Alapala to supply plant machinery and technology for their new 700 ton per 24 hour flour mill. Being one of the largest single mill in the Sudan under this contract the plant to be supplied by Alapala.

Designing of concrete building
Designing the diagram of the milling section, engineering the design of the flour-milling plant, assembly and start-up

The flour mill is completely automated, minimizing the quantity of the staff.

Commenting on the project, Bora Gökdeniz, Alapala’s sales director said: “Our brief was to build not only one of the most modern mill in Sudan but also one of the most flexible.”

The flour-milling plant completely renewed and modernized by Alapala Machine Industry & Trade Inc. with the new generation milling equipment. The plant has now been operating and is able to deliver a continuous supply of top quality flour for the Sudan market.

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Staff from the International Milling Directory were at a recent deal by Alapala and another miller in Sudan to cover the story, press cutting from GFMT magazine attached below.

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

Re-introducing: BinMaster Level Controls

The International Milling Directory blog is back for the first blog of 2014 with exciting new developments. We wish all readers and users of the  International Milling Directory success for 2014.

Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America, BinMaster Level Controls have been a long-standing partner of the International Milling Directory for many years. They have already renewed their membership for 2014/15. A summary of their profile is below: –

Established in 1953, BinMaster is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company offering point and continuous bin level controls including rotary level indicators, diaphragm/pressure switches, capacitance probes and vibrating rod level sensors – complemented by Airbrator® aeration and vibration, plus flow and dust detection monitors for hoppers, bins and silos. The SmartBob2 inventory measurement system – which can be used in remote wireless networks – includes eBob inventory tracking software. 3DLevelScanner is a non-contact, dust-penetration device that takes measurements at multiple points within a bin and calculates bin volume, works in even very large bins, and has the capability to visually map uneven material surfaces.

Go and see the new listings for BinMaster here online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3068.html

Register or update your listings now at www.internationalmilling.com! Starting from FREE your company can list details. Deadline for the 23rd print edition of the International Milling Directory is 31st July 2014.

Own an International Milling Directory!

The International Milling Directory print copies are now available.

Since 1991 there have been directories published and now we revert back to the perfect bound book version to deliver a professional product.

It contains over 1500 companies, 1000 products and services, more equipment guides for new products, more international organisations and a whole host of new features and a brilliant redesign.

The electronic version and website version have been rocketing in popularity – to be one of Perendale’s most popular websites of 2013! The electronic hit industry exhibitions and conferences earlier this year to great appreciation and now members of the London and South East Millers Society who met last week (see this blog post) commented that it is “an impressive publication”.

Sign up for the newsletter – out this week for December and buy direct from us for just £85/$139/€100! Go to the Perendale website. Reference = IMD.

Register or update your company ready for the 23rd edition now! Head to https://www.internationalmilling.com/home.html

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British and Irish Millers party at Christmas: The LSEMS Xmas Function

21 Arlington Street, St. James's, London. Home of the LSEMS

21 Arlington Street, St. James’s, London. Home of the LSEMS. [Image citation: British Listed Buildings].

The International Milling Directory‘s Tom Blacker attended the Christmas party of the London and South East Millers Society (LSEMS) in St James’s, London on Tuesday 10th December.

The new LSEMS secretary Graham Bruce met and registered all attendees in the reception hallway before all attending members of the LSEMS took the stairs to meet in the dining hall.

There was some talk about the recent IAOM conference and expo in S0usse, Tunisia; about the year in general for the milling industry and for 2014 to come. The atmosphere was friendly and exciting – the food, drink and raffle keenly caught the eyes of all and it centered the evening truly on the ‘party’ before some went over to The Clarence pub on Dover Street for an after party.

This is of course where our main archive of our sister magazine, Grain & Feed Milling Technology is based. There will be many more occasions for The International Milling Directory and Perendale to staff to be at this grand building again soon to play our part in the milling industry as we have since 1891.

 

 

 

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2nd Global Milling Conference

In April 2014 The International Milling Directory‘s Roger Gilbert is set for the next Global Milling Conference in Bangalore, India.

This conference is going from strength to strength, and in its second year it will partner with VIV India to offer delegates a fantastic industry exhibition accessible straight after the conference has ended.

Bangalore is of India’s biggest cities in the south of India, and is in fact the third largest by population size in India and is known for the IT and technology sector. It is again the host city for this conference.

India is the right place for the grain industry to converge at: rising wheat and rice production is meaning that India is going towards being an exporting powerhouse. The issues that are arising from such change will be addressed. Below is some details about it and a Provisional Programme. The details and speaker lists are being arrange right now but with less than six months to go, are you going to miss out?

Dates: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 April 2014
Venue: Vivanta Taj hotel, 41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore – 560 001 Karnataka, Bangalore

Website: http://assocom-india.com/gmc/index.php

Provisional Programme


Session 1:
Opening & Keynote presentation

Session 2: Food & Feed Security “Feeding 9 billion by 2050”

Session 3: Milling Developments 1 “Minimising energy useage in the mill”

Session 4: Milling Developments 2

Session 5: Storage & Transportation “Quality in Quality Out”

Session 6: New Technologies “What’s new in feed and food milling?”

Session 7: Feed & Food Heat Treatments “Maintaining hygienic standards”

Session 8: The way ahead “Adopting quality control programs & regulations”

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Introducing: ARAR MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.

Arar Makina

Arar Makina

The International Milling Directory is pleased to announce ARAR Milling manufacturer as a new member to the International Milling Directory. This Turkish company from Çorum in Turkey exhibited at the recent IAOM MEA in Sousse.

Speaking with their staff since the show has been a very enlightening one for all at the International Milling Directory. We have learnt that they have international offices, with staff in both Turkey and Tunisia. This again shows the expanding growth of the Turkish market and towns such as Çorum becoming exciting hubs for the grain, feed, flour and semolina milling.

 

 

The free synopsis in ARAR’s listing on their new member is:-

Grain processing plants – Semolina Mills, Rice Processing Plants, Silo Projects.

Raw material to Turnkey projects supply, design, manufacturing and assembling.

Our primary goal is become most preferred brand with offering high standard design, production,sale and after sale support.

Our vision is become creator of machines and plants with produce something to make people happy in every parts of World. Our primarily goal is become most preferred brand with offering high standard design, production,sale and after sale support.

Our vision is become creator of machines and plants with produce something to make people happy in every parts of World.

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IAOM MEA 2013 – Announcing South Africa in 2014

The International Millling Directory was honoured to be a part of the media partner coverage at IAOM MEA 2013. The conference’s first two days were covered right here on the blog, and now colleagues from Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine will be reviewing and forming features about the event itself. The IAOM MEA 2013 leadership delegation held last minute meetings during the current IAOM conference in Tunisia. Talking to senior IAOM staff, the change from Rwanda to Cape Town, South Africa was the wish of members. Sheena Astete, said to the International Milling Directory,
“We have listened carefully to our members, and all agreed the best ever exhibition
was in Cape Town in 2010, it has the infrastructure and experience to deal with all our delegates”

IAOM MEA 2013 leadership team photo in Sousse, Tunisia

At the closing speeches started with Mr. Damon Sidles, Vice President of IAOM (USA) , followed by Mr. Kamel Belhiria, CEO, La Rose Blanche Group (Tunisia) who announced that the IAOM MEA 2014 venue will be in Cape Town, South Africa. The flag handing over ceremony took place at 13:30-13:35 and the team photo below with Mr. Merzad Jamshidi in front of the conference stage shows the event closed with real success for all delegates.

Look out for the coverage, review and content in the next Grain & Feed Milling Technology issue – November/December 2013. Free online in English and Spanish next month!
We at the International Millling Directory are excited and very hopeful for IAOM MEA 2014’s meeting and hope to cover the event again.
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IAOM Mid-East and Africa 2013, Sousse, Tunisia – Part 2

The second day of IAOM MEA kicked off with a full and interesting set of opening addresses, videos and speeches outlining IAOM MEA Conference and Expo 2013. In the Hadrumet Conference Room Mövenpick Hotel and Marine Spa in Sousse, Tunisia.

The speakers in order with information on the content of the speeches respectively were:-

Mr Kamal Belkhiria – CEO, La Rose Blanche (Tunisia)
This speech focused on the tradition of wheat milling in Tunisia and that it is an honour to hold this event in Tunisia. It is a unique opportunity with many challenges and developments. Storage methods and production is a challenge, as well as marketing.

Mr Merzad Jamshidi – District Director, IAOM Mideast & Africa District

This enthusiastic speech talked of the enormous diversity, strength, and growth potential of Mid East milling industries. The acumen of all speakers and range of participants here this week was a credit to the region. IAOM do not only organise this conference and exhibition – there are also have many new courses with Kansas State University.

Mr Ridhu Saidi – Minister of the Economy representing the Prime Minister of Tunisia

This meeting is important as it is in Tunisia for the first time, showing an interest in the ‘new Tunisia’ in this sector. It was interesting to note that Tunisia consumes more cereals than the average, leading to impetus in economic productivity. The total industry is worth 1.2 billion Tunisian Dinars. The need to covert national needs of cereals is essential. Upgrades and the quality of products are needed in Tunisia. A common development strategy must be a sustainable one. He concluded that all can profit from this event in many ways.

Mrs Wided Bouchamaoui – President of the UTICA (Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade & Craft).

Thanked all for coming for the event, showing that trade is a good and peaceful activity. Food safety in Tunisia is one of the most serious challenges in the next decades for humanity. Poverty is the marginalization of people into hunger and malnutrition. Opportunity means investment so human dimensions to economic developments must factor in this industry. In the global village, businesses have shrunk and some have grown in the recent era. It is true that Tunisia was known as a green land and was Rome’s storage area in ancient times. Tunisia invites investors to profit from the cereals industry.

And with that, the event was officially open. The exhibition hall burst into life! We hope you are looking forward to day three and more of the IAOM Conference and Expo.

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